Quirky and funny and serious and (a bit) sad, and so different from the usual. Plus a dog whose thoughts are wonderfully translated into 'human". What more can you ask?Published 5 months ago by Liz Young
This story was an education on migrant workers in Europe. Finished it just before the 12/2013 rioting in the Ukraine; so it gave me background on the struggle.Published 11 months ago by Pennzoil
The balance between joy and sadness is found within this book, as is the balance between hope and lack of much to look forward to. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mirrani
This is by far Marina's funniest book. I read them all and I like them all. But this one had me rolling on the floor laughing.Published 19 months ago by L. T.
I could relate a bit to some of the background of the story, namely picking strawberries in Sweden for a few extra dollars (sorry, koronas). Read morePublished 22 months ago by Anna Haning
I loved the History of Tractors but was disappointed with this book and didn't finish reading it. Found the characters confusing, and while there was some humour, it seemed to lack... Read morePublished on October 13, 2012 by HonestLily
This is the second novel I have read by this author. I am waiting for Various Pets Alive and Dead to become available as an ebook.Published on September 13, 2012 by JHR
This book ticked a lot of boxes for me. I loved it.
It's not the easiest read owing to the mix of third-person and first-person points-of-view (one of the first person POVs is... Read more
I started this book with a good deal of trepidation, figuring it was very likely to be a disappointment when measured against Lewycka's wildly successful "A Short History of... Read morePublished on March 12, 2012 by meeah